A Karmapa that walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, is a duck

Picture of Ogyen Trinley Dorje, walking like a duck, and quacking like a duck, raising money under the guise of teaching us, he must be a duck

“Given Ogyen Trinley Dorje’s problem with accounting for his money in the past the mere appearance of his coming to Germany to raise money for his Karma Kagyu sect, a known corrupt enterprise, back in India under the pretense of teaching us the dharma is obviously problematic for us as Westerners.”

So says Werner.

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If Ogyen Trinley Dorje shot rainbows out his ass in Germany over the weekend

Picture of Ogyen Trinley Dorje on tour making it rain cash for his Karma Kagyu sect back home in India

“Ogyen Trinley Dorje could have shot rainbows out his ass in Bonn over the weekend for all I care as a lifelong Karma Kagyu.”

So says John.

“I was 22 when Rangjung Rikpe Dorje pointed out the true nature of my mind for me here in Chicago.”

John continues.

“This is what he was in Chicago to do, and he did it, without even referencing Buddhism.”

John adds.

“His Holiness pointed out the true nature of my mind simply by choosing to die here with us like he did.”

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The Karmapa in the palm of my hand versus two Karmapas in the world of appearances 

A picture of Rangjung Rikpe Dorje, the last Gyalwa Karmapa of Free Tibet, enjoying himself here on vacation from his life in exile

“The other day Ogyen Trinley Dorje walked me through the Chenrezig Sadhana on my laptop over a latte at Starbucks.”

Paul pauses.

“Hello people, it’s the 21st century, the past is the past.”

Paul continues.

“As Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje is perfect for me at this point in my life.”

Paul adds.

“We’re good as far as I’m concerned.”

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Appearances tanking in West it isn’t looking good for Karmapa 2015

Picture of Ogyen Trinley Dorje who with his Karmapa 2015 tours of the US and Europe simply isn’t adding up to what we in the West expect a Karmapa to be frankly

“Speaking as a card carrying member of the Buddhist chattering class I get the impression that the honeymoon is over for Ogyen Trinley Dorje as far as we who have way to much time on our hands are concerned.”

So says Carol.

Eric replies.

“It isn’t like there is just this one thing about Ogyen Trinley Dorje that concerns me so much.

Eric pauses.

“It’s the number of things that just don’t add up for me as soneone who has been aKarma Kagyu since I was a kid new to Buddhism. that so troubles me in my middle age.”

Eric continues.

“As far as Ogyen Trinley Dorje is concerned, despite my wanting him to succeed as Karmapa, His Holiness doesn’t appear to personally be up to the task at this point in his life.”

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Europeans balk at Ogyen Trinley Dorje making it rain Euros for his Karmapa foundation 

Picture of Thaye Dorje who unlike Ogyen Trinley Dorje doesn’t have to raise a shit load of money under the guise of teaching the dharma

“Even the most egalitarian minded among us have over the years come to turn a blind eye to Ogyen Trinley Dorje raising money here under the guise of teaching the dharma.”

So says Bonnie.

Werner replies.

“Obviously, Thaye Dorje by comparison, doesn’t have the beaks back in India to keep wet back that Ogyen Trinley Dorje does.”

Werner continues.

“Whereas Ogyen Trinley Dorje has to raise money while abroad under the guise of teaching the dharma Thaye Dorje, by comparison, is free to teach here in Europe unencumbered by such concerns.”

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Germans unhappy with Karmapa 2015’s high priced ticketed events and exclusive audiences

Picture of a smiling Ogyen Trinley Dorje after arriving in Germany on his private jet to make it rain Euros for his Karmapa Foundation

“This is no time for Ogyen Trinley Dorje’s high priced ticketed teachings and private audiences with rich people.”


So says Angela.

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Ogyen Trinley Dorje has arrived in Germany

Picture of Ogyen Trinley Dorje’s arrival in Germany to teach the students of Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, who unlike his counterpart in America, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, chose not to abandon his students to throw in his lot with the Chinese

“Ogyen Trinley Dorje arrived here in Germany yesterday,” Werner says, “greeted by Ponlop Rinpoche, Ringu Tulku, and Haust Rauprich.”

Emily responds.

“We here in America look to Germany and can’t help but wonder what could have happened here.”

Emily pauses.

“If only Khenpo Karthar had not betrayed us for his beloved Thrangu monastery and thrown in his lot with the Chinese.”

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